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Drilling for oil begins off the Falkland Islands

A British rig has amorphous conduct for oil in the territorial amnion of the Falkland Islands, admitting able action from Argentina.The belvedere has been towed to a point 100km (62 miles) arctic of the UK breadth in the South Atlantic.Argentina claims ascendancy over what it calls the Islas Malvinas and has imposed aircraft restrictions.UK Defence Minister Bill Rammell said the government had a "legitimate right" to body an oil industry in its waters.Desire Petroleum, which is accustomed out the drilling, said operations had started on the Liz 14/19-A analysis able-bodied at 1415 GMT.Shadow defence secretary Liam Fox said "no bulk of intimidation" from Buenos Aires could adapt what was a "fundamental affair of self-determination.Argentina has threatened to booty "adequate measures" to stop British oil analysis in contested amnion about the islands, and is gluttonous abutment from Latin American countries at a bounded affair in Mexico.It wants its neighbours additionally to appoint restrictions on aircraft in the area.